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jus publicum

noun jus pub·li·cum \-ˈpə-bli-kəm, -ˈpü-blē-ˌku̇m\

Legal Definition of jus publicum

  1. :  a right of public ownership; specifically :  the right of ownership of real property that is held in trust by a government for the public tidal flats are subject to the jus publicumUnited States v. Hensel, 509 F. Supp. 1376 (1981)

Origin and Etymology of jus publicum

New Latin, from Latin, public law or right

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to cast off or become cast off

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